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Jan
12
answered What was the actual value of tea destroyed during the Boston Tea Party?
Jan
12
revised Why were the 8th Route Army better at fighting the Japanese than the Nationalists were?
clearly indicate comparison is nationalists and 8th route versus Japanese, not 8th route versus Japanese and nationalists
Jan
11
comment What is 'real socialism'?
The term is more commonly known as "actually existing socialism" in the circles I run with. Descriptive terms aren't individually invented and don't have "official" meanings.
Jan
10
comment Why would Cavour ally with France instead of any enemy of Austria that wasn't looking to grab Nice and Savoy?
Could do with a sub-edit. Period into the body of the question. Who Cavour was.
Jan
9
comment What are some other celebrated military failures, besides Gallipoli?
Sadly ANZAC day has always been celebrated, as part of state ideology. Commemoration seems to be a form of resistance and self-expression. Castigation has also been a response.
Jan
8
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Jan
6
answered Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
Jan
6
revised Did the Chinese Develop Steam Engines Prior to the 17th Century?
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Jan
6
revised How prominent were taverns in medieval Europe?
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Jan
6
comment How prominent were taverns in medieval Europe?
I'm not even sure that "commerce" and "business" are timely and explanatory categories here.
Jan
5
comment What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
History can't answer universally scoped questions. This question is too broad. Rubber soled boots evolved in the context of European and post-European colonial societies in industrialisation. The context of Western European boot making, where industrial production was centred at the time of the development of rubber products, is the natural context. Which leads to the natural context of European footwear after the collapse of "medieval civilisation" in the 13/14th century crises.
Jan
5
reviewed Close Was the site of Rome and Constantinople chosen for featuring “seven hills”?
Jan
5
reviewed Delete What's the historical origin of drinking champagne on New Year's Eve?
Jan
5
revised What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
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Jan
5
comment What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
This needs to be made more specific in terms of geography and time.
Jan
5
answered What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
Jan
1
comment Primary sources from Umayyad times
There's a standing proposal on meta to allow source requests for seminal texts and "closed field" type primary sources where, barring a remarkable discovery, there should be an answer. IIRC. The proposal hasn't been actioned yet.
Dec
31
comment What are the latest publications demolishing the Aryan invasion/migration theory?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a source request.
Dec
26
comment Why travel to one's birthplace for a Roman census?
Apart from the theological tu quoques contained late in this quote, this question is likely to only be answered from theological perspectives. While theology is a worthy humanity, it is not history. Migrate to an alternate stack.
Dec
23
revised Were labor shortages ever a problem for the railroads in the Old West?
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